Start an Online Business in 4 Steps
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Start an Online Business in 4 Steps

How to start your own business online from start to finish, in 4 beginner friendly steps, without a product or website.
2.7 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
376 students enrolled
Created by Steve Goldberg
Last updated 1/2014
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to make passive income online from scratch. You will learn the fundamentals of how passive income is made, and the technical steps to implementing this on your own.
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If you are interested in a simple, proven way to make passive income online, then take a few moments to read the course description below!

Here's what this is about:

My name is Steve Goldberg. I've been testing, failing, improving, and refining ways to make passive income online for the past 4 years.

And in this entertaining course, I'm going to let you peek over my shoulder as I setup a live passive income stream and you will see me make money at the end of the course!

This is not theory. This is authentic, real-world, look over my shoulder training that gives you every detail of exactly what to do. In fact, I just added another lecture as a bonus that walks you through how I created just one simple video that makes $360 per month!

What's In The Course?

This is a course which includes over 20 easy to follow, step by baby step videos in which you will learn exactly how to make passive income online without your own product or website, how to find money-making products to promote as an affiliate, how to get free traffic, how to track your results, and how to setup multiple passive income streams in your spare time.

Who Is This For?

The class is perfect for total beginners who are new to making passive income, affiliate marketing, and making money online. The course is structured in Powerpoint overview videos, and look-over-my-shoulder screen capture videos.

What You Will Do:

Your class project will be to find a product to promote as an affiliate, create a press release, submit your press release, and get traffic to your press release to make passive income. It will cost between $75-$150 to setup your first passive income stream, which could potentially make you $200, $300, maybe $500 per month. No guarantees though. Results may vary depending on your effort.

Why Take This Course?

Since many people struggle with information overload when searching for a way to generate passive income, I kept these videos very short and to the point. I assume you know nothing and explain everything in simple terms so even a fifth grader with bad English can do this.

How Available Am I?

I'll be available about once or twice per week to answer any questions you might have. I've designed the course so even people with little internet experience can get results without any outside help.

Does This Really Work?

Yes! You will see every step from start to finish. Then at the end of the course, I show you the first sale I made in my real account to prove this works. There is no theory. No fluff. Just clear, simple steps to take.

P.S. I've just created another Bonus Lecture about making passive income from YouTube. This lecture goes over how I created a YouTube video that makes $360 per month on autopilot with no work involved.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
  • Stay at home moms
  • Stay at home dads
  • Technically challenged people
  • People who dont want to create a product of their own
  • People who do not have a website
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Overiew and Introduction
1 Lecture 06:39

In this lecture, I'll go over what to expect in the course and the main steps to creating passive income.

Preview 06:39
Product Selection
10 Lectures 34:02

In this lecture, I discuss how to locate a profitable niche market and which niche markets to avoid.

Preview 08:22

This video will show you how to sign up for as a new affiliate so you can promote products in the marketplace.

How to sign up for Clickbank

This lecture will show you the formula I use for finding money-making products. Make sure you follow the steps exactly as described so you pick a product that will make you passive income!

How to find money-making products

Learn how to evaluate the competition in your niche so you know whether you have a winner or need to keep looking for another product.

Competition Analysis

This is a step by step checklist for finding the right product to promote.

Action Step: Find a Product

This lecture will discuss the exact steps to determine the profit potential of each product. This will help you decide which products are worth promoting and which ones you should avoid.

How to evaluate profit potential

This lecture will go over how to analyze the search volume for your list of products, so you pick a product people are actively searching for.

How to analyze search volume

This is a step by step checklist for analyzing search volume so you know how many times each product gets searched for in Google. Without this knowledge, you risk promoting a product that no one is looking for!

Action Step: Analyze Search Volume

This lecture will walk you through the process of creating an affiliate link in Clickbank.

How to create your affiliate link

This lecture will show you how to setup a domain redirect so people click your domain name and are instantly redirected through your affiliate link.

How to setup your domain redirect
Press Release Creation
2 Lectures 08:18

This lecture will explain how to find a newsworthy angle for your press release. This is easier than it sounds, and in this video I walk you through the process.

How to find a newsworthy angle

This lecture will walk you through the process of outsourcing your press release. Your press release will promote the product you've chosen.

How to outsource your press release
Press Release Submission
2 Lectures 07:59

Before you submit your press release, you will need to create a domain name redirect with your affiliate link. This is required so that when people click the link in the press release, you get credited for the sale and make a commission.

Getting your press release ready for submission

This lecture will show you how to submit your press release to news site using Fiverr.

How to submit your press release
Ranking Your Press Release
12 Lectures 20:56

This lecture will show you the ins and outs of making your press release show up in the search engines so the right people find it, click your links, and make you money!

How to rank your press release overview

This lecture will show you how to setup rank tracking so you can watch where your press release is showing up in Google for your keywords. This is an essential step you should not skip.

How to track your search engine rankings

This lecture will show you how to vary your anchor text to keep your link building looking natural. Your anchor text is the words that link back to your press release. You must vary it like I show you in the video to rank highly.

Anchor Text Variation

This is an example of how I varied my Anchor Text for link building. You can model what I did for the product you promote.

Action Step: Setup Anchor Text Variations

This lecture will show you how to setup blog comment links on autopilot every month. Blog comments are a great way to build backlinks to your press release.

Part 1: Blog Comments

This lecture will explain how to build 50,000 backlinks using Fiverr for $5. This is great if you are on a budget.

Part 1a: 50,000 Fiverr Blog Comments

A quick overview of using the SenukeX Fiverr gig for more backlinks.

Part 1b: SenukeX Fiverr Gig

This lecture will walk you through the process of setting up social bookmarking links to your press release. Social bookmarks are great backlinks in the eyes of Google and will help you rank higher.

Part 2: Social Bookmarking

This lecture will walk you through how to setup Web 2.0 backlinks on autopilot every month. Web 2.0 sites are content sites on free website platforms that encourage social interaction and great content.

Part 3: Web 2.0 Sites

This lecture will demonstrate how to setup bulk backlinks to your website. This service sends thousands of links every month to your press release and has a very positive effect on your rankings.

Part 4: Bulk Backlinks

This lecture will explain how to setup Social Networking Signals from sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, and LinkedIn. These links are very powerful and should be included in every press release you promote.

Part 5: Social Network Signals

Use this Fiverr resources to get high quality social signals to your press release and boost the authority and traffic.

Fiverr Social Signals
Final Thoughts on Making Passive Income Online
2 Lectures 06:14

In this lecture, I will show you the first sale the press release made! This is very exciting to see the whole process come together and actually make money. This is real money, being made in my Clickbank account from a real person buying the product I promoted through my press release. How cool is that?

Revenue Results

In this last lecture, I'll go over some final thoughts about setting up multiple passive income streams online, how to manage your budget, how to reinvest your earnings, and much more.

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About the Instructor
Steve Goldberg
2.7 Average rating
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376 Students
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Digital Marketing geek and Wordpress Ninja

Steve Goldberg is a digital entrepreneur with experience in a variety of niches online. He once created a niche social network for fans of a movie, created multiple digital publishing business, sold products in the health, business, software, men's health, and other niches online.

From 2011-2012 he ran a small SEO service agency that served over 100 clients in multiple markets and helped them achieve page 1 rankings for many competitive search terms.

He is a self-confessed Wordpress geek, building over 35 websites on the platform in many different markets.

In 2013, he has sold most of his Wordpress websites on Flippa, some for over 4 figures.